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Available internationally for the first time, this book is a definitive illustrated work on Chinese wild orchids. It introduces a total of 117 genera, 403 species and 2 varieties of Chinese wild orchids with detailed description of origin (domestic and foreign), habitat, altitude, flowering period, and 791 stunningly beautiful photographs shot in the field.
The authors are both highly-regarded in the research of Chinese native orchids and provide abundant firsthand information. This book is a necessary reference to Chinese orchids which will be welcomed by researchers in botany and practitioners in the horticultural industry worldwide.
* The largest illustrated collection of rare Chinese native orchids
* Stunning color photographs show specimens in detail in their native habitats
* Book structure makes the wealth of information easily accessible
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Book Description Science Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. 3rd Edition. 1999/304 pages China is considered having over 1240 species of native in nearly 173 genera. Approximately one fourth of them are of horticultural merit, and some have attracted worldwide attention, such as paphiopedilums, cypripediums, pleiones and cymbidiums. The present work is a companion volume of THE ORCHID OF CHINA, a mainly textual book published in 1998, and aims to provide colour illustrations of wild species of horticultural importance. Altogether 403 species and two varieties, belonging to 117 genera, are included in this book. There are 791 colour photographs provided for the taxa treated, with many published for the first time such as Cypripedium micranthum Franch. and paphiopedilum emersonii Koopowitz et Cribb. Most of the photographs were taken by the authors themselves in the fields, especially Prof. Tsi Zhanhuo who has spent over ten years carrying out fieldwork in southern and southwestern China. A detailed description, both in Chinese and English, is given of each species and variety in the attempt to provide more useful information based mainly on the authors' firsthand materials. The genera and species are arranged alphabetically. A map of China is provided with all provinces and autonomous regions in Chinese, English and Chinese phonetic annotation in order to meet the needs of both Chinese and foreign readers. Bookseller Inventory # 000711
Book Description Beijing: Science Press, 1999., 1999. Quarto, dustwrapper,416 pp.,colour photographs, maps. China has over 1240 species of native orchids in nearly 173 genera. Approximately one quarter are of horticultural merit, and some have attracted worldwide attention. The present work is a companion volume to the Orchids of China, published in 1998. Altogether 403 species and two varieties, belonging to 117 genera, are included in this book. Colour photographs are provided for all taxa treated, with many pictures published for the first time. A detailed description, in Chinese and English, is given of each species and variety. A map of China, with all provinces and autonomous regions in Chinese, English and Chinese phonetic annotation, is provided. Bookseller Inventory # 24827